Pro or Enterprise Podcasting Products - Libsyn and Spreaker
Libsyn's lower-end version is known as Classic 50 while its other professional versions are Classic 250, Advanced 400, and Advanced 800. On the other hand, Spreaker has professional plans, such as On-Air Talent, Broadcaster, and Anchorman. Detailed information regarding the key differences in these plans has been provided in the attached spreadsheet.
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
- One notable difference between Libsyn's Classic 50 and its other higher-end versions is in the storage space. The Classic 50 offers 50mb of storage space while Classic 250 offers 250mb. Also, the Advanced 400 offers 400mb, and Advanced 800 has 800mb.
- Advanced 400 and Advanced 800 provide opt-in features of MyLibsyn Premium Paywall. Conversely, Classic 50 and Classic 250 do not have this option.
- Spreaker's On-Air Talent is a plan that goes for $6 per month if billed yearly and $7 if billed monthly. The features offered include programmatic monetization, up to 45 minutes for every live podcast, customizable RSS feeds, and 100-hour audio storage.
- Spreaker's Broadcaster plan goes for $18 per month if billed annually and $20 if billed monthly. The features include programmatic monetization, customizable RSS feeds, advanced statistics, up to 3 hours for every live podcast, and 500-hour audio storage.
- Spreaker's Anchorman plan goes for $45 per month if billed yearly or $50 per month if billed annually. The key features include full statistics, programmatic monetization, up to 5 hours for every live podcast, customizable RSS feeds, and 1,500-hour audio storage.
While we found most of the information, we could not find the ratings and reviews for the different plans offered by Libsyn and Spreaker. We first attempted to look at app stores such as Google Play and App Store for direct reviews from customers. However, these sites only provided reviews and ratings of the services in general without any insights on the different plans offered by the two companies.
We then attempted to look at what professional review sites said about the various plans by Libsyn and Spreaker. We looked at sites, such as The Podcast Host, Software Findr, and Podcast Insights but to no avail. Instead, these sites focused on general features offered by the two services with no insights on their respective plans.
As a last resort, we attempted to look at podcast conferences and events, such as NYCPodFest, Podfest Multimedia Expo, and British Podcast Awards. We hoped that we could gain insights on the different plans offered by Libsyn and Spreaker. However, our search proved to be futile because these events only focused on individual podcasts and not hosting companies. For the above reasons, we assumed that the ratings and reviews of the different plans offered by Libsyn and Spreaker are not available in the public domain.